Enid Blyton. LET’S GARDEN. London: Latimer House Limited, 1948. thus. c.1935. a very charming, beautifully illustrated, gardening book by the very prolific children’s author, with a bright jacket. light edge wear to the jacket. unused book just some old age spots on the edges. decorated end pages too. $150.
Robert Buist. THE FAMILY KITCHEN GARDENER, CONTAINING PLAIN AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL THE DIFFERENT SPECIES AND VARIETIES OF CULINARY VEGETABLES; WITH......New York: A.O. Moore, Agricultural Book Publisher, 1858. illustrated with 25 engravings. Toning to the pages but a very nice copy gilt decorative front cover. $250.
House of Representatives. REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE FOR THE YEAR 1862. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1863. A wide range of agricultural reports: agriculture of Maine & Florida; The Wheat Plant; Apples and Pears; On the Culture of the Sweet Potato; Sheep Husbandry; Health of the Farmer’s Family; Preservation of Food and many other subjects. 632 pages. XLVII Plates and many illustrations within the text. A very good solid copy. $90.
Peter Henderson. PRACTICAL FLORICULTURE A GUIDE TO THE SUCCESSFUL CULTIVATION OF FLORIST'S PLANTS FOR THE AMATEUR AND PROFESSIONAL FLORIST. New York: Orange Judd, 1892. new and enlarged edition. flower bed designs, floral displays and green house plant cultivation. $40.
PRESENTED TO MRS. SARAH RYLE BY HER HUSBAND ON THE 22 ND MARCH 1865.
Edward Sprague Rand jr. FLOWERS FOR THE PARLOR GARDEN. A BOSTON: J.E. TILTON & CO., 1864. 411 pages. green cloth boards with gilt decorations on front and spine, with some rubbing. Nicely illustrated with steel etchings and line illustrations. Covering the window garden, balcony gardening, Winter gardens, hanging baskets, water plants, blubs and several other topics. Good wintertime reading. $125.
John M. Ives. NEW ENGLAND BOOK OF FRUIT; CONTAINING AN ABRIDGEMENT OF MANNING’S DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF THE MOST VALUABLE VARIETIES OF THE PEAR, APPLE, PEACH PLUM, AND CHERRY, FOR NEW ENGLAND CULTURE. TO WHICH ARE ADDED THE GRAPE, QUINCE, GOOSEBERRY, CURRANT, AND STRAWBERRY WITH OUTLINES OF MANY OF THE FINEST SORTS OF PEARS… Salem: W & S.B. Ives, Publishers, 1847. c. third enlarged edition. originally published as THE NEW ENGLAND BOOK OF FRUITS CONTAINING THE APPLE, PEAR, PEACH, PLUM, CHERRY, GRAPE &c. by Robert Manning, 1832. 16mo. 144pp. with 2 title pages and frontis of the original 1832 edition. with directions for pruning, grafting, and general modes of culture. burgundy colored cloth with gilt stamped fruit. illustrated with outlines of fruit shapes. rubbed edges, a pleasing copy. $225.
Karl Capek. THE GARDENER’S YEAR. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1931. First published in Prague 1929. “labours, joys and mediations” of setting up a garden. 160 pages. in a DJ over an excellent copy. Illustrated by Josef Capek. $125.
Beverley Nichols. DOWN THE GARDEN PATH. NY: Doubleday Doran & Co. Inc., 1932. 1st American edition. "Several years ago he found a cottage a mile from the Great North Road in Huntingdonshire...Armed with a seed catalogue and no experience he made the garden over into his own." "...Amusing, witty and gay" as these books tend to be but charming as well. Illustrations by Rex Whistler. with a dust jacket. $75.
Beverly Nichols, Compton Mackenzie, Marion Cran, V. Sackville West. HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW? London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1935. 127 Pages. gardening essays by the authors. a bright little book inside and out. Scarce. $450.
Henry Williams. WINDOW GARDENING. DEVOTED SPECIALLY TO THE CULTURE OF FLOWERS AND ORNAMENTAL PLANTS, FOR IN DOOR USE AND PARLOR DECORATION. New York: Henry T. Williams, Publ., 1875.c.1872. 300 pages + advertising. Arrangements, simple and elaborate, flowers and ferns, parlor and windows. Due for a fad come back ! Profusely illustrated. $95.
E. T. H. Shaffer. CAROLINA GARDENS. NY: Huntington Press, 1937. vivid descriptions of the North and South Carolina gardens, plantation farms, Colonial gardens, coastal & alpine, pineland and sandhill, illustrated with black and white photographs. signed and numbered by the author. $75.
William N. White. GARDENING FOR THE SOUTH; OR THE KITCHEN AND FRUIT GARDEN: WITH THE BEST METHODS FOR THEIR CULTIVATION TOGETHER WITH HINTS UPON LANDSCAPE AND FLOWER GARDEN. NY: A. O. Moore & Co., 1859. The author was from Athens, Georgia. Covering improvements of the soil, kitchen gardens, fruit trees, medicinal herbs. 402 pages + publishers advertising. A well worn copy with impressive and creative book repairs. $115.
Vita Sackville West. SOME FLOWERS. London: Cobden -Sanderson, 1937. a mere 63 pages, paper covered boards. rich black and white illustrations for her flower selection. A pretty little book-- some loss to the spine. lately reprinted with glossy paper that changes the whole concept of her book. this copy $135.
Eleanour Sinclair Rohde. CULINARY AND SALAD HERBS. London: Country Life, 1940. recipes, origins, histories and cultivation. 106 pages. Dust wrapper. a charming copy. $45.
Florence Ranson. BRITISH HERBS. Penguin Books Ltd., 1954, c1949. A manual of herb recognition written for the layperson explaining to what uses herbs can be put. drawings by Edith Longstreth Thompson. an unused copy, bright, clean, unopened. $25.
Mrs. Grieve. A MODERN HERBAL. THE MEDICINAL, CULINARY, COSMETIC AND ECONOMIC PROPERTIES, CULTIVATION AND FOLK-LORE OF HERBS, GRASSES, FUNGI, SHRUBS & TREES WITH ALL THEIR MODERN USES. London: Jonathan Cape, 1931. 2volumes, v-xvi + 3-427; 431-888 pages. in green cloth. with black and white illustrations. a solid set. scholarly written & well researched. this is the first edition $300.
T.W. Pomroy. CLAIRVOYANT REMINISCENCES AND HERBAL RECIPES. NY: George Sparks, Publ., 1887. an autobiography, his healing powers, his eventual attainment of recognition by the public and finally advice for a healthy life, with herbal recipes. stamped decorative green cloth boards with bright gilt titles on the spine. Hinge repairs, newspaper articles remains. Otherwise clean and tight. $300.
X. Marcel. Boulestin & Jason Hill. HERBS, SALADS AND SEASONINGS. London: William Heinemann, 1930. 8vo. 72pp.with illustrations by Cedric Morris. #25 of a limited edition of 75. signed by both Boulestin and Hill. green polished linen cloth covers, sunned spine. $235.
Helen Noyes Webster. HERBS HOW TO GROW THEM AND HOW TO USE THEM. Massachusetts: Hale, Cushman & Flint, 1939. Several chapters covering terminology, Roman, Mediaeval, Renaissance, Knot, Colonial, native herbs, gardening helps, drying and using, cooking and a checklist bibliography. Illustrated. 160 pages. $30.
Jude. MEDICINAL AND PERFUMERY PLANTS AND HERBS OF IRELAND. Dublin: M. H. Gill and Son, Ltd., 1933. 124 pages. dustwrapper. 12 Chapters that include a Bibliography, Collecting, Plant Drugs and their Preparations, Extractions of Perfumes, Weights and Measures, etc. A small handbook with some Gaellic interspersed, and several color plates. $150.
Matthew Robinson, M.D. THE NEW FAMILY HERBAL: COMPRISING A DESCRIPTION, AND THE MEDICAL VIRTUES OF BRITISH AND FOREIGN PLANTS, FOUNDED ON THE WORKS OF EMINENT MODERN….London: William Nicholson and Sons. n.d. ca 1870’s. $135.
Charles McIlvaine. ONE THOUSAND AMERICAN FUNGI. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1911. c1900. green cloth covers, 749 pages. oversized & hefty weight. cracked hinge at the 3rd signature though still holding well. scholarly marginalia in 2 hands. a very nice New Edition copy. $225.
Jules Remy. CHAMPIGNONS ET TRUFFES. Paris: Librairie Agricole de la Maison Rustique,1861. 173pp. 12 color plates.Comestibles, identification, culture and utilization (recipes) bound in ¼ leather, marbled boards. A beautiful copy. Bitting 393. Vicaire 737. $500.
Charles H. Peck. PECK ON FUNGI. REPORT OF THE STATE BOTANIST. 1894. New York State Education Department: Albany, 1894. 8vo. ½ leather with brown cloth. 337pp Report of the State Botanist being a description of the fungi. some marginalia, plus 43 linen backed, full page chromolithograph plates of fungi. 39 edible, 3 poisonous and 1 unwholesome. rare first compilation of this study. as 1 volume and the first issue of this report. scarce in this presentation. $425.
M.C. Cooke. A PLAIN AND EASY ACCOUNT OF BRITISH FUNGI. DESCRIPTIONS OF THE ESCULENT AND POISONOUS SPECIES, DETAILS OF THE PRINCIPLES OF SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION, AND A TABULAR ARRANGEMENT OF ORDERS AND GENERA. London: Robert Hardwicke, 1862. 24 coloured plates. Some foxing and showing some wear but nice gilt titles and mushroom decoration on the front cover. $225.
[Elizabeth Stansbury Kirkland.] SIX LITTLE COOKS OR AUNT JANE’S COOKING CLASS. Chicago: Jansen, McClurg & Co., 1877. 236 pages. 207 numbered recipes presented within a story book for children and Aunt Jane as the characters. Frontis of the girls together. Blue cloth cover scuffed and faded at the front edge. Insides clean and unmarked. Quite a good copy. $125.
Philip Harben. THE YOUNG COOK. London: Peter Neville, Ltd., 1952. A serious little cookery book. Baking breads and buns, how to make an omelette, kippers, sausages, a simple stew are but a few of the subjects included. A very nice copy, beautifully bright and clean. $75.
BETTY CROCKER’S COOK BOOK FOR BOYS AND GIRLS. NY: Simon and Schuster, 1957. First edition, first\ printing. Metal spiral binding. Color photographs, drawings, color blocked recipes, a very good clean copy. $50.
BETTER AND HOMES AND GARDENS JUNIOR COOK BOOK. FOR THE HOSTESS & HOST OF TOMORROW. Iowa: Meredith Publishing Company, 1955. First edition. 3 ring binding, photographs and drawings and color blocks of designs. Clean and bright copy. $60.
Lenora Mattingly Weber. THE BEANY MALONE COOKBOOK. NY: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1972. 277 pages. exlib with pockets and stamps. Dust jacket. the family cook ever since she was big enough to stand on a chair and stir a pot of fudge. $25.
Shirley Parenteau and Barbara Douglass. A SPACE AGE COOKBOOK FOR KIDS. Engelwood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1979. Recipes with ‘out of this world’ names. 216 pages, Breakfast to Gifts. A VG/VG unused copy. $45.
Tasha Tudor. THE TASHA TUDOR COOKBOOK. NY: Little, Brown and Company, 1993. First edition. 123 pages. enchanting illustrations. More than 80 recipes. Near new copy. DJ. $30.
Jill Krementz. THE FUN OF COOKING. NY; Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. Large formatted series for kids growing up – from chocolate mousse to doggie biscuits—and it’s OK to have your kitty cat on the kitchen table watch as you prepare pasta dough. DJ. $25.
Alexie Gordon and Trudy Bliss. COME INTO THE KITCHEN. A COOKERY BOOK FOR BOYS & GIRLS. London: Victor Gollancz, Ltd., 1947. Drawings by Nancy Innes. CHARMING, CHARMING, CHARMING. Clean and bright. With grown up recipes and no mixes here. $95.
Jane Eayer Fryer. THE MARY FRANCES COOK BOOK. Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Co., 1912. A cook book for GIRLS !—Chapter stories, pots and pans that talk. Delightful illustrations. A very good copy, penciled recipes on the end pages, with a bright but tatty dust jacket. $150.
Wilma Lord Perkins. THE FANNIE FARMER JUNIOR COOKBOOK. Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1957, 6th printing. new and revised edition. 179 pages, d.j. very clean and bright. illustrated with line drawings. not just cakes and cookies ! some pencil notations. $35.
Harriet Langsam Sobol. COSMO’S RESTAURANT. NY: MacMillan Publishing, 1978. a children’s picture, with photographs, story book about Cosmo Sammarone whose father and mother own a restaurant, New Port Alba, on Thompson Street. Buying meat and vegetables from the wholesale markets, cooking them for the restaurant and arranging the pastries from Rocco’s on Bleecker Street for the desserts, the customers and the menus—a look at Greenwich Village in the long ago 1970’s. with a dust jacket in a protective sleeve. $22.
Michel Oliver. LA CUISINE EST UN JEU D’ENFANTS. Paris: Plon, 1963. delightful, bright colors, simple recipes. unpaginated, a very good plastic comb, light bumps to cover. clean, clean copy. a gift inscription dated 2003.
IN FRENCH, of course. $75.
Hugh Lofting. GUB GUB'S BOOK.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1932. 1st British. with DUST JACKET. yellow cloth with blue stamped title on front cover and spine. bright and cleanwith a slight cock—“ Food Map Showing the two hemispheres where the most delectable eatables are to be found.” a gastronomy of food from the viewpoint of a piggy, Prof Gub Gub D.S.D. ( Doctor of Salad Dressing) humorous of course by the creator of Dr. Doolittle”. Xmas inscription dated 1932 to Peter from Mummie & Daddy with a book plate. $450.
Impish illustrations. Some of the titles have dedications to someone who had influenced or instructed Mr. Murrey.
Published in New York by Stokes White and Allen.
OYSTERS AND FISH. 1888. $125. PUDDINGS AND DAINTY DESSERTS. 1886. $75. BREAKFAST DAINTIES. 1887. $75. PRACTICAL CARVING. 1887. $75. SALADS AND SAUCES. 1889. $150. COOKERY FOR INVALIDS. 1887. $75.
BLOMSTER OG FRUGT ALPHABET. Kjobenhavn: Bing & Son, ca 1860. Using flowers and fruit to learn the alphabet. Paper, 4 sewn pages, screen & block printed. bold and striking design --basic colors on black backgrounds. $600.
Eleonore Horn. PUPPEN KOCHBUCH. Reutlingen, CA. 1900. paper covered boards. Small, 5 x 3 3/4”. 64 pages. Recipes written in old German script. A nice little copy pencil underlining for 2 recipes. $250.
Julie Bimbach. KOCHBUCHLEIN FUR DIE PUPPENTUCHE. Munich: I. F. Schreiber, n.d. 35th printing, ca. 1920's. Bright, tight, small edge scuffs, slight bow. $250.
Richard A. Wells, A.M., MANNERS CULTURE AND DRESS OF THE BEST AMERICAN SOCIETY. Springfield: King, Richardson & Co., 1890. DECORUM, behavior in casual social intercourse to etiquette for funerals— a general guide to human interactions. Also included- table etiquette, home etiquette and decorating and household recipes, dress & children. 502 pages. First edition—unused copy. $95.
Miss Sedgwick. MORALS OF MANNERS; OR, HINTS FOR OUR YOUNG PEOPLE. NY: G. P. Putnam, 1846. a slim 63 pages of do’s and don’t for chldren. Little niceties told in prose. brown cloth with stamped title. and gilt decorations on the spine. $65
William Scott. LESSONS IN ELOCUTION: OR A SELECTION OF PIECES, IN PROSE AND VERSE, FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF YOUTH IN READING & SPEAKING. TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED ELEMENTS OF GESTURE ILLUSTRATED BY FOUR PLATES; AND RULES FOR EXPRESSING, WITH PROPRIETY, THE VARIOUS PASSIONS, &c. OF THE MIND. Boston: Isiaiah Thomas, 1811. third edition. 407 pages. an anthology of selected essays & passages that express the serious, the tragic, the humorous, for thought and discussion, to be read aloud by the student; with four hand colored plates illustrating gestures. a previous owners ex libris in large decorative script pasted on the fep, dated 1814. $110.
Jean Latham. THE PLEASURE OF YOUR COMPANY. London: Adam & Charles Black, 1972. A History of Manners and Meals. Some Diarists and Letter Writers, Children’s Meals, Manners and Nursery Life, Royal Occasions, Some Meals and Entertainment in the Kitchen, several more chapters. Illustrated, bibliographies. 179 pages. dj. Vg/vg. $45.
Michael Nelson. NOBS AND SNOBS. London: Gordon & Cremonsei, 1976. an 'amusing and revealing study of the English upper class.' an observation of how they dress, what they eat, how they speak, their education and their attitudes towards sex and marriage, more observations covered ! a bright, though chipped jacket over a fine copy. $45.
Hannah More. STRICTURES ON THE MODERN SYSTEM OF FEMALE EDUCATION WITH A VIEW OF THE PRINCIPLES AND CONDUCT PREVALENT AMONG WOMEN OF RANK AND FORTUNE. Hartford: O. D. & I Cooke, 1801. in two volumes. (though 2 volumes are contained in the one book) covering education, French governesses, history and geography, religion, female character, ill directed sensibility, public amusements, Christian character & etc. More was an influential presence in 18th century England, as a playwright, a poet and philanthropist. 288 pages. in original calf. title on spine. $125.
Esther B. Aresty. THE BEST BEHAVIOR. NY: Simon and Schuster, 1970. Her collection of etiquette books---Perhaps not a scholarly history or Curtesy, yet her formidable collection of books also on gastronomy went to the University of Pennsylvania Library. A good reference, illustrated and a bibliography of some of her collection. a perfect copy with a dust jacket. $55.
John Trusler 1735-1820). THE HONOURS OF THE TABLE, OR RULES FOR BEHAVIOUR DURING MEALS; WITH THE WHOLE ART OF CARVING, ILLUSTRATED BY A VARIETY OF CUTS. TOGETHER WITH DIRECTIONS FOR GOING TO MARKET, AND THE METHOD OF DISTINGUISHING GOOD PROVISIONS FROM BAD; TO WHICH IS ADDED A NUMBER OF HINTS OR CONCISE LESSONS FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF YOUTH, ON ALL OCCASIONS IN LIFE. Bath: G. Robbins, 1803. 12mo. 72pp. the third edition. illustrated with meat cuts. a lovely copy in original paper covered boards, an owner’s signature on front cover. tight and clean light foxing spots. $1200.
Walter Hoving. TIFFANY'S TABLE MANNERS FOR TEEN-AGERS. NY: Ives Washburn, Inc., 1961. 2nd printing.hardcover. clean and bright, almost as new. Indispensable......from Tiffany's of course. $90. .
Emily Post. ETIQUETTE “THE BLUE BOOK OF SOCIAL USAGE”. NY: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1941. Third printing. Covering all rules. 893 pages, an excellent copy in a bright jacket. $65.
Experienced Hands. TIPS ON TIPPING. London: Frederick Warne & Co., 1933. Small cloth covered book.127 pages. $50.
Lily Rice Foxcroft. WHILE YOU ARE A GIRL. Boston: The Pilgrim Press, 1913. Girls and virtues— Tempers and Tongues; Mothers and Daughters; Imposing on Others, several other chapters. 188 pages. decorative page borders. gilt edging at top, bright dust jacket with small tears, frontis with tissue guard. $65.
[Sidney Grimaldi.] THE TOILET. London: The Author, 1821, second edition. A book of good virtues for young girls. Good virtues encouraged in charming ways— Constructed as a “flap” book- unpaginated. In relatively very good condition, one flap and one tissue guard missing. Original paper covered boards, centered title with simple decorative border. fragile sewn binding holding. hand colored flaps and virtue engravings.
Table of Contents:
1.The Enchanting Mirror. 2. A was to smooth Wrinkles, 3.An universal Beautifier.tissue, 4.Matchless Ear Rings,
5.Best White Paint, 6.Superior Rouge, 7.A mixture to Sweeten the Voice, 8.Fine Lip Salve, 9.The late King’s Eye Water. $650.
SOCIAL ETIQUETTE OF NEW YORK. NY: D. Appleton and Company, 1884. 16 mo. 207 + 4pp. adv. green cloth with decorative gilt titles. gilt edges. a fancy little reference for salutations, visiting, parties, cards, dinner giving, dinners, breakfasts, weddings, funerals, et al. a clean bright copy.$165.
Society of Gentlemen. THE ART OF CONVERSING. Boston: James French, 1850. 94 pages + publisher’s advertising. Colored frontis with tissue guard, gilt edges. Written for the instruction of youth in the polite manner and language of the drawing-room. $150.
THE LADY’S ALMANAC FOR 1864. Boston: George Coolidge, 1863.Small, 32mo., unused, save for gift inscription, 128+ several pages of advertising for ladies—washing machines, sewing machines, clothing shops, toiletries-- gilt edging, mostly gardening, inspirational thoughts and poetry, a memoranda page for each month of the year along with moon phases and sun rise and set tables. Plus 2 pages of recipes. Embossed cloth, faded at the edges, with decorative gilt titling. Full page illustration of a Union Soldier. A sweet copy. $75.
An American Lady. THE LADIES' VASE OR POLITE MANUAL FOR YOUNG LADIES. Hartford: H.S. Parsons and Co., 1849. foxing to the pages. gilt edges. $150.
SMALL folding RIMMEL FAN. 6 panels with brass grommet, astrological caricatures. from the Rimmel shop, London or Paris. $95.
Eugene Rimmel. THE BOOK OF PERFUMES. London: Chapman and Hall, 1871. seventh edition. 266 pages. gilt edges. gilt stamped front cover and spine. more than 250 illustrations, 1 colour plate. a history in 12 chapters. It’s perfume !! Love it. $125.
G.W. Septimus Piesse. THE ART OF PERFUMERY, AND THE METHODS OF OBTAINING THE ODOURS OF PLANTS, WITH INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF PERFUMES FOR THE HANDKERCHIEF... etc., etc. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855. 287 pgs. + several pages of publishers advertising. in dark blue cloth, blind stamped, with gilt stamped front cover and spine designs. 1st edition, numerous illustrations. 17 Sections, from history and introduction to Animal Perfumes- ambergris, civet & musk, to Soaps, Tooth Powders, to Hair Washes and an Appendix of many essays. with 2 tipped in pages of neat handwritten recipes for perfumes. rubbed edges and notations from the previous owner in that neat cursive hand. $450.
another copy: Philadelphia: Lindsay and Blakston, 1856. in red blind stamped cloth, rubbing to ridges and top spine loss. overall tight. gilt titles on spine. some foxing and a worm tunnel through 8 pages. $350.
Campbell Morfit. PERFUMERY: ITS MANUFACTURE AND USE WITH INSTRUCTIONS IN EVERY BRANCH OF THE ART, AND RECIPES FOR ALL THE FASHIONABLE PREPARATIONS. THE WHOLE FORMING, etc., etc. Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird, 1853. second edition, revised and improved. illustrated with numerous woodcuts. The history, the trade, the laboratory, the raw materials, pomades, infusions, oils, powders. essences, tinctures.... much, much more. 62 chapters. 379 pages. + 24 publ. adv.
some foxing, top gutter damage. binding split at page 120. though all else holding well. $200.